Lizzy Bennet kicks ass in the bloody Pride and Prejudice and Zombies trailer

PrideAndPrejudiceAndZombies_Poster“I shall never relinquish my sword for a ring,” Elizabeth Bennet declares with conviction in the newest, action-packed clip from the film adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith’s best-selling mash-up novel.

The thrilling and gory trailer shows us more of the novel’s main cast, including the Bennet sisters, who are all well-trained fighters adept in the art of war (a virtue Mr. Darcy seems to admire). These ladies are more than capable of surviving in a world overrun by brain-eating zombies who were victims of a mysterious plague.

The beloved classic gets a genre twist as the protagonists must overcome not only class differences but also an army of the undead. It’s a bizarre combination but definitely makes for an epic love story. Nothing spices things up like some good old zombie-slaying.

Elizabeth Bennet is played by Lily James (Downton Abbey), while Mr. Darcy is played by Sam Riley (Maleficent.)

“It’s pretty great to be in a film where the five Bennet sisters are sort of the strongest characters in it and are completely able to take care of themselves,” James said in an article by Entertainment Weekly. “Really, none of them needs a man.”

The film boasts a stellar cast including Bella Heathcote, Douglas Booth, Jack Huston, Matt Smith (Doctor Who, Eleven himself!), and Game of Thrones‘ Lena Headey and Charles Dance.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies will kick Regency zombie ass on February 5, 2016.

Check out the trailer below: